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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, Ted Tso <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7 RFC v3] fs: Hole punch vs page cache filling races
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:09:50 +0100
Message-ID: <20210413130950.GD1366579@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210413105205.3093-1-jack@suse.cz>

> Also when writing the documentation I came across one question: Do we mandate
> i_mapping_sem for truncate + hole punch for all filesystems or just for
> filesystems that support hole punching (or other complex fallocate operations)?
> I wrote the documentation so that we require every filesystem to use
> i_mapping_sem. This makes locking rules simpler, we can also add asserts when
> all filesystems are converted. The downside is that simple filesystems now pay
> the overhead of the locking unnecessary for them. The overhead is small
> (uncontended rwsem acquisition for truncate) so I don't think we care and the
> simplicity is worth it but I wanted to spell this out.

I think all makes for much better to understand and document rules,
so I'd shoot for that eventually.

Btw, what about locking for DAX faults?  XFS seems to take
the mmap sem for those as well currently.

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 11:28 Jan Kara
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 1/7] mm: Fix comments mentioning i_mutex Jan Kara
2021-04-13 12:38   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 2/7] mm: Protect operations adding pages to page cache with i_mapping_lock Jan Kara
2021-04-13 12:57   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-04-13 13:56     ` Jan Kara
2021-04-14  0:01   ` Dave Chinner
2021-04-14 12:23     ` Jan Kara
2021-04-14 21:57       ` Dave Chinner
2021-04-15 13:11         ` Jan Kara
2021-04-14 22:25     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-15  2:05       ` Dave Chinner
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 3/7] ext4: Convert to use inode->i_mapping_sem Jan Kara
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 4/7] ext2: Convert to using i_mapping_sem Jan Kara
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 5/7] xfs: Convert to use i_mapping_sem Jan Kara
2021-04-13 13:05   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-04-13 13:42     ` Jan Kara
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 6/7] zonefs: Convert to using i_mapping_sem Jan Kara
2021-04-13 11:28 ` [PATCH 7/7] fs: Remove i_mapping_sem protection from .page_mkwrite handlers Jan Kara
2021-04-13 13:09 ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2021-04-13 14:17   ` [PATCH 0/7 RFC v3] fs: Hole punch vs page cache filling races Jan Kara
2021-04-19 15:20 ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-19 16:25   ` Jan Kara
2021-04-20 22:12   ` Dave Chinner

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